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About South Bohemia

South Bohemia is rated as one of the most popular and largest areas of the Czech Republic. South Bohemia is well known for historical monuments and castles, and many of them are part of UNESCO. Among the most visited places belong Hluboká nad Vltavou and

South Bohemia is rated as one of the most popular and largest areas of the Czech Republic. South Bohemia is well known for historical monuments and castles, and many of them are part of UNESCO. Among the most visited places belong Hluboká nad Vltavou and ČeskýKrumlov. Three major Czech rivers Vltava, Otava and Luznice flow through South Bohemia.

South Bohemia cover a large area which is bordered by Austria in the south, by Germany(Bavaria) in the southwest and in the east by Moravia well know for its wine. The Metropolis of South Bohemia is České Budějovice, which is famous for its brewing history - come and have a beer Budvar, which is famous throughout the world.

Landscape of the Region is formed with numerous ponds and picturesque villages in the middle of the two basins, Českobudějovická and Trěbonská basin. At the border with Austria there are Novohradské Mountains and at southwest border there are the second highest mountains in Bohemia called Šumava.

Other major cities of South Bohemia are Písek in which vicinity we can find Zvíkov Stronghold and Orlík Castle. Next you may be interested in Tábor, which is a hussite town with a historic townsquare, Hussite Museum and accessible historical underground. Close to the town of Tábor there is Chýnov cave or the spa town Bechyně, where you can find another castle. The town of Český Krumlov is dominating feature of South Bohemia. In 1992 the historic town center was accepted as a part UNESCO Heritage. Above the town rises one of the largest castles in Central Europe, the Český Krumlov castle.

Very popular and frequently visited place is the Lipno Reservoir, which serves mainly for recreational purposes and can offer a wide range of water sports, winterskating and in the nearby mountains you can enjoy skiing.


Cultural activities

South Bohemia is the site for many cultural festivals and happenings. Five-Petalled Rose Celebrations and St. Wenceslas Festivities both taking place in Český Krumlov belong among the most significant culture events of this region together with the Revolving Theatre which the world’s unique representative of a natural outdoor theatre with an original design and utilization of the scenic space.




637, 460 South Bohemia




94 865 - České Budějovice


35 484 - Tábor



29 949 - Písek




Region area


The area of the region is 10 056 km², As the largest we can mention České Budějovice, Tábor, Písek, Strakonice,

Jindřichův Hradec, Český Krumlov a Prachatice.


Time zone



GMT + 1, summer central
European time: GMT + 2



400 – 600 m


Mean annual temperature

From 4°C to 8°C, summer + 19°C, winter – 1°C


mild with typical alternation of four seasons



Official language



Helpful hints

Health care & Safety

There are top and highly specialised sanitary facilities – public, private and church ones providing professional services to both Czech patients and foreign visitors.


South Bohemia cities keeps on trying to extend barrier-free accesses not only to restaurants, shops or cultural facilities but especially to transport network











Police of the Czech Republic


United European emergency number

Metropolitan Police




You can pick from many luxury hotels directly in the cities centers or various smaller family hotels in wider center. You can also choose among many hostels situated in the center or calmer parts of the cities.





You are offered Czech and also an International Cuisine, however we recomend to also try specialties of South Bohemia, which you can order in almost any of the local restaurants. Along with the meal you might enjoy the tastes of many worldclass burs such as Budvar or Pillsen Urquel.





Metropolis České Budějovice offers several shopping centers where you can purchase goods of Czech or International brands. In less populated towns you may use the service of shops located mostly in the towncenters.




1st JAN

New Year's Day

28th SEP

Czech Nationhood Day

5th APR

Easter Monday

28th OCT

Day of Free Czechoslovakia Establishing

1st MAY

May Day

17th NOV

Day of Students' Fight for Freedom and Democracy

8th MAY

Victory-in-Europe Day

24th DEC

Christmas Eve

5th JUL

Day of Slavonian Missionaries Constantine and Methodius

25th DEC

Christmas Day

6th JUL

Jan Hus Day

26th DEC

Boxing Day